Quality & Craftsmanship
At Biquette, we believe that crafting exceptional blankets begins with sourcing the finest materials. We carefully select each yarn used in our blankets from reputable sources who share our commitment to quality, ethical values, and unparalleled softness. As experienced textile manufacturers, we are extremely particular about every aspect of the production process, from yarn selection to the final stitch. Each yarn is chosen for a specific purpose and tested to perfection, ensuring that our blankets meet the highest standards of quality and durability.
Meet Our Merino Wool
Our extra-fine Merino wool is as soft and warm as a sheep's fleece on a sunny day.
Our wool is sourced exclusively from mulesing-free, cruelty-free certified farms in Australia that follow the Responsible Wool Standard. Each blanket supports a sustainable and responsible industry that values the well-being of animals and the environment.
This certification guarantees that "On farms, the certification ensures that sheep are treated with respect to their Five Freedoms, internationally recognized standards for the protection of animal welfare, consisting of: 1. Freedom from hunger or thirst; 2. Freedom from discomfort; 3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease; 4. Freedom to express (most) normal behavior; 5. Freedom from fear and distress.
The fibers are then spun and dyed in Italy to create a luxurious texture that's sure to keep you warm and cozy.
Compared to regular merino wool at 21.5 microns, our wool measures at just 19.5 microns, making it exceptionally soft to the touch. Even softer than alpaca and shetland wool, which are 23 microns and 23+ microns, respectively. We carefully selected 19.5 microns as the perfect median between softness, performance, and durability, so you can enjoy the best of all worlds.
Don't let the softness fool you - our extra-fine merino wool is designed to last. With extra-long fibers measuring 70mm vs. 50mm average, our wool blankets offer superior performance, reduced pilling, and higher tenacity, making them both durable and long-lasting.
It is also treated with Superwashed to ensure easy-care, ready to withstand household machine wash and tumble dry in low heat and will not shrink.
Supremely Soft Organic Cotton
Indulge in soft and safe organic cotton, made with your health and the planet's in mind.
We believe that choosing organic cotton doesn't have to mean compromising on quality. That's why we've sourced the finest GOTS-certified organic cotton fibers from the USA and Turkey, spun to perfection at an optimized twist multiple for knit application, that ultimately creates a luxuriously soft texture that's non-toxic and non-irritant. We use only non-heavy metal and non-harmful dyes to ensure our product is safe for you, your family and the environment.
The Nitty Gritty
Open End Spinning vs. Ring Spinning
Biquette blankets start with only the finest yarns, crafted using the oldest and most superior technique - ring spinning. Unlike the commonly used open-end spinning found in many recycled cotton yarns, ring spinning twists fibers together after drawing from combed slivers, resulting in a softer, stronger, and smoother yarn with superior performance against pilling. Despite its slower output and higher production cost, the investment in ring spun yarns is well worth it. The result is a cleaner surface and superior softness that make Biquette blankets a luxurious addition to any home.
Luxurious Egyptian Cotton
Egyptian cotton is well recognized as one of the best cottons in the world, with only 4% of world’s cotton production. Our premium Giza-86 cotton is renowned for its exceptional quality, thanks to the ideal climate and fertile soil of its growing region in Egypt. Hand-picked and carefully selected, the cotton fibers are spun locally to our exact specifications, resulting in a luxuriously soft texture and superior durability.
With a 1.5-inch long fiber, our cotton naturally yields a much stronger yarn than regular cotton at 1.2-inch. We optimize our yarns specifically for knit throw blanket application, ensuring a perfect balance of comfort and performance.